Bargain holidays on offer as travel firms slash prices to lure Brits abroad

A raft of cheap package holidays and airline seats are set to tempt fed-up Brits to holiday abroad as holiday firms slash prices to encourage travellers. As travel restrictions begin to lift, travel companies are offering bargain prices to lure reluctant holidaymakers, reports the Mirror. Ryanair has flights to Malaga costing less than GBP20 return while a tempting holiday to Golden Sands in Bulgaria for seven nights costs GBP346 per person - all-inclusive with TUI.

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Lastminute.com has a seven night all-inclusive trip to Portugal for GBP578 and the Greek island of Rhodes is available with easyjet at seven nights for GBP307pp with flights, hotel and transfer.

Many sun-starved Brits are keen to get away this summer as the Government considers plans to relax coronavirus border restrictions. People could be able to bypass quarantine restrictions whilst travelling abroad.

Brits desperate to holiday in the sun

Paul Charles, who runs a travel consultancy, told The Times: "The key for the industry in the short term is restoring consumer confidence and getting people to book," "Airlines will be looking to pump-prime the market, which will result in a flood of cheap seats as they try to persuade people to fly again."

Number 10 has announced that nearly all arrivals to the UK must isolate for two weeks from today in a move that has been criticised. But approved 'travel corridors' could allow Brits to travel abroad in an agreement with the EU. One senior government figure told The Sun: "Designing international travel corridors is very complex, not least because they are a cross-Whitehall problem.

"The aim is to have the first ones in place by mid-July, and one with the EU will be the first." Although official Foreign & Commonwealth Office advice still advises against all but essential international travel, this advice is being reviewed.

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An advisory note now states: "This advice is being kept under constant review". Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary appeared on Good Morning Britain and said the airline had seen an increase in bookings for the summer.

He said: "The British people, their families, typically who go on holidays abroad in July and August, they're travelling. "Our bookings this weekend doubled, particularly in the month of July.

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"I don't think anybody in the UK is bothered by, interested in or worried at all by what even the Home Office admit is a useless quarantine." Those arriving in England have to supply contact details, travel details and the address of where they will self-isolate.

Spot checks by Border Force officials will be undertaken with fines handed to those who refuse to comply. 

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